Posts Tagged ‘Adam Grace’

Blast from the Past Series; Glass by Adam Grace

Thursday, December 15th, 2011
At Ellusionist we’re always working on the next ‘Big Thing’ – we’re always looking forward to the next release – and that’s perfectly normal, because once we’ve released an effect 90% of our work is done. Sometimes it becomes all too easy to keep our eyes forward – we’re putting together trailers, soundtracks, handmade gimmicks, product copy – the lot, but we always take the time to remember where we’ve come from. And it’s in this spirit that we bring you our Blast from the Past series where we’ll be shining the spotlight on a product that you may have forgotten about  – but that we still love.
Stained Glass - Adam GraceThis week, we’re highlighting a range of effects from Adam Grace, the creator of Frozen and Ringtone. Adam joined the Ellusionist family with his DVD ‘Glass’ – the headline effect being a spectator’s initials melting through a solid plane of glass, and while this effect was incredible by itself, the DVD included another 14 effects that pack small, and play big. Ungimmicked glass, ungimmicked marker – just brilliant concepts that will unleash your own creativity.
From marks that transport themselves from one piece of glass to another, to portable hole effects, reveals that magically change themselves, and even drawn objects being brought to life, Glass is a truly unique collection of effects that are ready at a moment’s notice. Glass by Adam Grace

Glass also contains a bonus interview with Adam Grace and long time friend Aaron FIsher, discussing the creation of glass, and magic in general.

When you pick up Glass, be sure to also pick up the Glass Accessory pack, so you can get started with performing miracles straight away.
We’ll be bringing you more memories from the Ellusionist History Books over the coming weeks, so be sure to grab your hypercolor t-shirt and a bottle of Zima, and join us for some other forgotten gems.

Truth & Salvage Co. to play Kimmel Live

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Adam Grace, creator of Ringtone and Frozen, will be playing the Jimmy Kimmel Live show — not as a magician, but amusician.

In case you didn’t know, Grace is a freakin’ amazing keyboardist and is currently playing with Truth & Salvage Co. The band’s debut, self-titled album was produced by Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes and released in May. The band has been touring in support of it, and that tour includes a stop on Kimmel.

The band said on its Facebook page that they will be playing the show at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16. If you’re in the area, support Adam and the gang — the band is awesome. And here’s hoping the band’s show is aired live on the show.

Wednesday’s mystery sale item: Glass

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Today’s mystery item is a great effect with a ton of transparent uses: Glass.

Created by the ingenious rock star Adam Grace, Glass is a system that lets you manipulate ink from a dry-erase marker on both sides of a piece of glass. Instead of being a one-trick pony, Adam lets you develop your own miracles: The DVD is packed with more than 15 applications and effects. You can melt someone’s initials through glass. You can reveal a card. You can do all kinds incredible, ultra-visual effects.

Those of you who have Ringtone and Frozen know that Adam’s effects are solid. This system is worth the time and effort to learn. It’s practical, mostly clean (hey, dry-erase markers are messy. Not gonna lie), completely examinable and very simple.

For today only, Glass is 40 percent off its usual price. It’s part of the Five 40% Days Sale.

What’s coming tomorrow? Check back then.

Truth & Salvage Co. returns from trip to Iraq

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

We thought this band should be called “The Adam Grace Band,” but we guess Truth & Salvage Co. is cool, too.

The band, for which Grace plays keyboards, has just returned from a trip to the Middle East where the band played for American troops in Kuwait and Iraq. They toured and played several bases, rocked out for a lot of troops and even got to fire some weapons. Grace even got a chance to rest his rump in the same chair where former Iraq leader Saddam Hussein sat to be interviewed by Dan Rather in 2003 (pictured above).

The band kept a blog about the trip; it is PACKED with pictures and stories and well worth the read. Writes Grace at the end:

It was good feeling to be back in the US. There’s no doubt that we have the greatest country in the world. We also have the greatest people who make up this country… men and women who sacrifice thier lives to keep us safe. Our Military is big in might… but it also has a lot of heart. Getting to see that first hand was an experience we will never forget.

Truth and Salvage Co. to tour, release new album

Thursday, March 5th, 2009
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This is a great day for Web sites going live. Look what just hit the net.

Truth and Salvage Co. is the latest musical project of Ellusionist artist Adam Grace, (pictured, left) who plays organ and keyboard in the band. The six-man project recently signed to Silver Arrow Records (label of the Black Crowes) through Megaforce Records. Its first album, produced by Chris Robinson, of the Black Crowes, should be released soon.

Until then, the band is touring through California and, from April 14 to 27, will play with Franky Perez for U.S. troops in Iraq. They have three songs available for download on the Web site. Spoiler alert: They rock.